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カテゴリー1: 5. Rites and Festivals
カテゴリー2: Individual Shrine Observances
Hataori shinji
Also known as the Yamaguchi festival, this ritual is an annual observance (reisai) held on October 27 and 28 at Nikabe Shrine in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Formerly, a weaving rite (hataori shinji) and horseback archery (yabusamei) used to be performed on the occasion of annual observances on the days of the Snake and Horse in the ninth lunar month. Local women were selected to act as myōbu and naishi, preparing food offerings for the kami (shinsen), while a Weaver Princess (orihime) was also chosen to offer woven robes, which she placed on a kimono rack in the Weaving Hall (hataoriden). Only the ritual form is passed on today.
— Mogi Sakae

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